With a GDP of more than £11 trillion, Europe is home to the world’s biggest economy. And it’s only going to get bigger in 2019. As such, for businesses located outside of the EU, establishing a presence there is incredibly appealing. By initiating trade with EU companies and consumers, businesses can increase their potential customer base and drive up profits. And, thanks to virtual European numbers, this is easier to do than ever before. Here’s why.
What Is A Virtual European Number?
A virtual European number is a telephone number that mimics the numbering format of a European country but which you can answer from your existing location.
For example, a company that wants to expand into France could use a virtual France telephone number to create a virtual presence in France without setting up an office there. Anyone calling the company’s virtual number will have no idea that their call is being picked up elsewhere since the number will look exactly like any other local France telephone number and they won’t be charged anymore than usual for placing a call.
Why Get A Virtual European Number?
The advantages of virtual numbers are impressive. Firstly, businesses which use them can tap into many of the benefits that local businesses enjoy. This includes increased call volumes (since callers won’t be put off by a strange international numbering format – which are associated with high calls costs) – as well as enhanced brand perception, since consumers feel more trust toward companies located in their own country.
Additionally, getting a European number makes internationalising far cheaper. Using a European number, businesses looking to create a presence in Europe can do so without opening overseas offices – making their expansion far easier, faster and cost-effective. Indeed, using a European virtual number, even microbusinesses, drop-shippers and sole-traders can trade easily with European residents. Moreover, many larger businesses use international virtual numbers to test the waters in a new location before committing to establishing a physical presence in that country.
How Do European Virtual Numbers Work?
This may all sound too good to be true. But it is true. And that’s thanks to VoIP technology. VoIP – specifically SIP trunking – is the technology behind international virtual phone numbers.
VoIP telephony routes incoming and outgoing calls via the internet. This means that businesses can connect with overseas customers over the phone without using the PSTN. Connecting calls in this way is far cheaper, and businesses which have moved to a SIP solution save on average 90 percent on international calls and 40 percent on local calls.
SIP telephony is also incredibly scalable. This means, if your international expansion goes better than planned, you can instantly add more lines and begin taking more calls. Calls can be routed any phone you like (mobile or landline) and can be rerouted instantly – allowing salespeople to take calls when travelling, enabling home and remote working and allowing to you continue trading even if you are unable to get into the office (due to adverse weather conditions, say).
Why Choose WMX Global for A Virtual European Number?
WMX Global is a leading technology and communications company. We can provide international virtual numbers for more than 145 countries and over 7,500 cities. This includes all major European countries such as the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Austria.
When you choose WMX Global for a virtual European telephone number, you will be allocated a dedicated account manager responsible for the success of your solution. You will also get access to a named contact to ensure you have direct access to key team members in the unlikely event that you experience any issues with your telephone number.
Combined, our team has decades of experience in communications; and our award-winning support team are all trained to 3rd line standards, meaning you can be sure in safe hands.
WMX Global is a leading technology supplier and innovative international communications provider. We have established relationships with renowned carriers across the globe and are able to provide international virtual telephone numbers in more than 145 countries. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you.
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